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Collocations Quiz: Family

1. big brother | big sister

Big brothers are always

a. bigger than their little brothers

b. born before their little brothers

c. born after their little brothers

2. broken home

He said he was from a broken home because

a. his parents were no longer together

b. his father was still working overseas

c. his home was damaged in an earthquake

3. distant relative

Your distant relatives are those who

a. lived a very long time ago

b. live very far away from you

c. aren't closely related to you

4. get married

While getting married, they

a. had three children

b. went on a honeymoon

c. exchanged wedding vows

5. have a baby

Where do most American women have their babies?

a. in a hospital

b. in a playground

c. in a baby carriage

6. immediate family

Your immediate family includes

a. your brothers and sisters

b. your nephews and nieces

c. your uncles and aunts

7. little brother | little sister

Your little sisters aren't

a. as big as you

b. as old as you

c. as young as you

8. loved one

I asked about her loved ones, and she told me about

a. her family

b. her past lovers

c. what she loves to do

9. married couple

Three married couples are coming, so there'll be

a. six couples

b. three marriages

c. six different people

10. raise a family

If you're raising a family, you're

a. bringing up children

b. trying to have a child

c. helping a troubled family

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. big brother | big sister - Big brothers are always: a) bigger than their little brothers b) born before their little brothers c) born after their little brothers

2. broken home - He said he was from a broken home because: a) his parents were no longer together b) his father was still working overseas c) his home was damaged in an earthquake

3. distant relative - Your distant relatives are those who: a) lived a very long time ago b) live very far away from you c) aren't closely related to you

4. get married - While getting married, they: a) had three children b) went on a honeymoon c) exchanged wedding vows

5. have a baby - Where do most American women have their babies?: a) in a hospital b) in a playground c) in a baby carriage

6. immediate family - Your immediate family includes: a) your brothers and sisters b) your nephews and nieces c) your uncles and aunts

7. little brother | little sister - Your little sisters aren't: a) as big as you b) as old as you c) as young as you

8. loved one - I asked about her loved ones, and she told me about: a) her family b) her past lovers c) what she loves to do

9. married couple - Three married couples are coming, so there'll be: a) six couples b) three marriages c) six different people

10. raise a family - If you're raising a family, you're: a) bringing up children b) trying to have a child c) helping a troubled family

Contributor: Matt Errey